Luffa

Also Known As:

Sponge cucumber

Uses:

  • Hayfever/allergic rhinitis/allergies
  • Useful as part of a programme for reducing allergic reactions such as sneezing, itchy and runny eyes and nose, blocked or stuffy nose, wheezy chest, etc

Description

This tropical plant is used with a variety of others to combat the symptoms of allergies, particularly those with hayfever-like effects.
The benefit of using this type of natural remedy is that it has none of the side effects common with conventional antihistamine-type medications, such as drowsiness, fatigue and dependency. It can be used long or short term and is suitable for those sensitive to chemical medications.

How It Works

There is very little research available to help us with our understanding of the action of this plant. Empirical evidence indicates its effectiveness, but as yet we have no clear picture of the mechanisms of action.

Additional suggestion:

No restrictions are known.